We caught up with Finnish talent Martinexo to find out about his musically journey and future plans!

Hi Martinexo, how are you and what’s going on in your world at the moment?
Hey “I Want EDM”, I am doing well, thank you, and right now I am working really hard on my music and experimenting new sounds.

Where are you currently based?
At the moment I am in the sunny Spain, in Almeria. I just moved about one year ago from Helsinki/Finland.

How would you describe your sound?
My music has influences of Funk, Future house, Future Bass and all loaded with energy. For me it is important that my sounds has a lot of power but are at the same time melodic.

Who were your influences growing up?
Avicii has been a part of my journey since day one, for his fascinating melodies and for such an amazing breakthrough as a “bedroom” producer. Swedish House Mafia has influenced me with their powerful and unique sound. And of course Martin Garrix for his breakthrough into the EDM scene when he was just 17 years old.

How did you get involved in the Dance music business?
It all started in 2013 when one friend of mine in elementary school, who produced funk music on his laptop, showed me some of his songs. I was so amazed by the sounds he could create with just a laptop that I asked him to show me how the heck he was doing it! And it all started, so a big thanks to my friend Pentti Rantanen! Now when I am looking back I notice how much I have developed since the day one and that is worth admiring. Sometimes I listen to my very first songs and compare them to my latest songs and sometimes I laugh to myself because there is a really big difference, which wouldn’t have been possible without a lot of work.

Where would you like to see yourself in the months ahead?
I would like to start to be known among the EDM family.

Which is your ultimate career dream?
Be one of the Top 10 DJs of DJMag.

Can you tell us about any upcoming releases and what has been your career highlight so far?
I am releasing a big room house song, it has some Swedish House Mafia influences and is meant for festivals and clubs, it will be out on Friday 26 of May on all platforms including Spotify and Apple Music. I am also finishing a few songs which I will release in the next months. My career highlight so far is definitely about to come 😉

Who’s inspiring you in 2017?
My biggest inspiration this year are The Chainsmokers. These guys know what it takes to get to the top.

If you could choose, who would you like to collaborate with?
I would absolutely love to collaborate with David Guetta, Calvin Harris and Martin Garrix!

Tell us something not many people know about Martinexo?
I love ice hockey. In Finland I played on the junior’s second national league. I can also speak 4 languages: English, Finnish, Swedish and Spanish. And of course, I love pizza and pasta, well who doesn’t!

Anything to add/shout outs?
First of all I want to thank you for interviewing me and I hope to meet you again in the future. I also want to thank all the people who has supported me during this amazing journey that has only started.

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